A lot is being said about the probable future of Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, and if the reports from the Guardian is to be believed, the Frenchman is all set to stay for another year at the club.
The Gunners have been struggling big time this year and their humiliating exit from the Champions League’s round of 16 – for seventh straight year – at hands of Bayern Munich added further spark in their fate. To add to it, the Londoners lost out to West Brom last weekend and a large section of Arsenal’s supporters are calling for Wenger’s head.
There were so many rumours, in the past, which claimed that Arsenal are looking for a possible replacement and quite recently, Thomas Tuchel’s name popped out. But it turns out, Wenger has made up his mind to stay at the Emirates.
Speaking after Brom’s defeat, the Frenchman said:
“You will know soon,” he said. “Very soon.”
Arsenal’s supporters have been very vocal regarding Wenger’s future and it was quite evident at the Hawthorns. While there was an aeroplane that showed full support to Wenger, there was another which wanted him to quit. Arsenal, on their part, will be facing a tough time in the summer window as both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are expected to leave the premises.
Earlier this month, Arsenal released a statement saying that a decision will be made shortly but only through mutual consent. Furthermore, Arsenal, for the first time since 1996, are in danger of missing out on top four finish.
To add further to it, former England striker Alan Shearer has said that Arsenal’s performance against West Brom is an indication that the players too want Wenger to leave.
“There has been a lot of chat about Arsene Wenger’s future,” Shearer was quoted by Daily Mirror.
“There hasn’t been a lot spoken from his players. But his players spoke today in that game.
“Judging by that performance and other recent performances, they don’t want him in that job.
“Arsene Wenger would have looked at his players today and asked for a reaction. They lacked heart, they lacked fight, they lacked direction. Every player other than [Alexis] Sanchez was pretty embarrassing.
“West Brom bullied Arsenal all over the park. They were much better in every position and deserve a lot of credit for doing that.”